PC Gavin Carlton

PC Gavin Carlton
19th December 1988
29 years old

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PC Carlton was one of several officers who responded to a call to catch two men who held up the Tile Hill branch of the Midland Bank. He followed the robbers car into Torrington Avenue. A shot was fired at him, causing him to crash into a bollard on the pavement. His vehicle became lodged and as he tried to reverse, the man fired again at point-blank range. PC Carlton was posthumously awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct in June 1990.

PC Gavin Carlton

Memorial – Unveiled 21st September 1990 at Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry

Unveiling Photos – 21st September 1990 at Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry

Ceremony Programme

PC Gavin Carlton Memorial Programme 1
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News Article

PC Gavin Carlton News Article

Letters

PC Gavin Carlton Letter

Location Map

227 Torrington Ave, Coventry